CFP2-DCO Product Family


Our award winning CFP2-DCO product family supports four times the faceplate density of CFP-DCO. With support for 100 Gbps using QPSK modulation and 200 Gbps using either 8QAM or 16QAM, the module offers enhanced flexibility in a pluggable coherent solution. The module incorporates Acacia’s Meru DSP ASIC, based on 16nm CMOS technology, and Acacia’s silicon photonic integrated circuit.

Supporting a digital host interface, similar to client optical transceivers, the CFP2-DCO module offers simpler integration and a pay as you grow commercial model that includes the cost of the DSP. The module supports interoperable staircase FEC, as well as Acacia’s high gain proprietary soft-decision FEC that is backward compatible with all previous generation Acacia DSPs.

Application Domain Unamplified Single span Point-Point Single Span DWDM Metro DWDM Long-Haul DWDM
Data Rate and Modulation 100Gbps QPSK & 200Gbps 8 QAM 200 Gbps 16 QAM 200 Gbps 8 QAM 100 Gbps QPSK
NDSF reach without in-line dispersion compensation 80km 300km 800km 2500km
Retrofit existing infrastructure (amplifiers, DCM’s, fiber
types, 10G CD/PMD tolerance)
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Transmission with mixed 10 Gbps/40 Gbps traffic N/A ✔ ✔ ✔
Low latency soft-decision FEC ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Supports passive multiplexing in CDC-ROADM applications N/A ✔ ✔ ✔
Supports flexible grid optical channels N/A ✔ ✔ ✔
CAUI-4 for 100GBE host interface ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
OTL4.4 for OTU4 host interface ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Built-in Client and Line OTN Processing ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Interoperability with G.709 FEC and Staircase FEC ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
PRBS generation and detection for line and host interfaces ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Optional Layer 1 Encryption ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
CFP2 MSA compliant ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔